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overbuy

[oh-ver-bahy] /ˌoʊ vərˈbaɪ/
verb (used with object), overbought, overbuying.
1.
to purchase in excessive quantities.
2.
Finance. to buy on margin in excess of one's ability to provide added security in an emergency, as in a falling market.
verb (used without object), overbought, overbuying.
3.
to buy regardless of one's needs or financial means.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English overbiggen. See over-, buy
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Examples for overbuy
  • It's easy to overbuy at the farmers' market at this time of year.

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